WorkSafe Tasmania has today launched a new online incident notification process to streamline the way Tasmanian businesses provide them with written notice of a death, serious injury, serious illness, or dangerous incident in a workplace.
The new online notification process will guide people through a series of questions designed to assist them in providing all of the information that is required, and will replace the need for notifiers to complete and submit the traditional hardcopy Incident Notice Form.
Once submitted, the information that has been entered in the form will be fed directly into WorkSafe Tasmania’s information management system.
Tasmanian businesses have a legal obligation to notify WorkSafe Tasmania immediately after becoming aware that a death, serious injury or illness, or dangerous incident arising out of the conduct of the business has occurred.
Notification must be provided by the fastest possible means which is, primarily, via WorkSafe Tasmania’s Helpline on 1300 366 322 or, if calling from outside Tasmania, (03) 6166 4600. Within 48 hours of providing a telephone notification, the business must give written notice of the incident.
The new form is the latest in a program of WorkSafe initiatives to improve the tools and systems available to Inspectors, and to deliver on its strategic commitment to improve workplace health and safety in the Tasmanian community.
The new form is available on WorkSafe Tasmania’s website at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au